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Lavern08
12-03-2012, 07:47 PM
...Mayan Prophecy (?) :Shrug:

Chase
12-03-2012, 08:01 PM
...Mayan Prophecy?

Did they make a doomsday prophecy, or did they just run out of nice round rocks?

My Gregorian 2012 calendar ends December 31, but I have confidence State Farm will send me another for 2013. Could be we haven't found the next stone their insurance company sent the Mayans.

I don't exactly hate it, but I do miss Christmas carols.

Kerosene
12-03-2012, 08:21 PM
"Holiday season".

F- that. I'm celebrating Christmas because it's the funnest. Celebrate what you wish, but don't hush me when I say, "Merry Christmas", because you think other people's feelings might get hurt.

Lavern08
12-03-2012, 08:27 PM
...Celebrate what you wish, but don't hush me when I say, "Merry Christmas", because you think other people's feeling might get hurt.

*High-fives Will* ;)

IAMWRITER
12-03-2012, 08:31 PM
Snow.

It was snowing last night. And this morning it was SO cold.

Cliff Face
12-04-2012, 01:51 AM
Heat. It's the start of Summer down here on the bottom of the world. It's meant to be a long, hot one...

We've already had 1 day at 40C, which is over 100F, and that was before Summer officially started!

Otherwise, I tend to like December. Few responsibilities and at the end of the month the family and I exchange gifts. I, for one, like the gift-giving tradition. :)

KellyAssauer
12-04-2012, 01:56 AM
I can't think of anything that I like about December.

Write_Askew
12-04-2012, 02:15 AM
I know I'm going to come off all scrooge, but the Salvation Army bells ringers. Seriously. I live in a college town with tons of malls and big-box stores and they are everywhere! I also hate the fact that every time I walk by and don't put something in the kettle the bell ringer and all the good souls around them glare at me.

One of the local radio stations also turns to all Christmas music right after Thanksgiving and starting December 1 every single restaurant and mall in town, not to mention most the people I know (especially my mother) blare it top volume until new year. Ugh. I love Christmas music, but the variety around here is really sad. If I hear "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by the Jackson 5 one more time...I might go hide under the bed with Kelly.

Chrissy
12-04-2012, 02:27 AM
Nothing. I live in Florida. mkaythxbai.

Seraph
12-04-2012, 03:01 AM
figaroooooooooooooo

BigWords
12-04-2012, 03:36 AM
Did they make a doomsday prophecy, or did they just run out of nice round rocks?

The next set of dates *might* have been destroyed when the Spanish stripped and melted down all of the gold they could find. There is an account of at least one giant circle object which was stolen, so it is quite possible that the calendar moved on into the future some ways...

Jehhillenberg
12-04-2012, 03:49 AM
Consumerism hiked up on steroids.

DeleyanLee
12-04-2012, 03:59 AM
B****ing people. I swear, 90% of the people that come into the store I work at can do nothing but sneer, kvetch, complain and be nasty to others--especially those of us behind the counter. Before Turkey Day, the same people were happy and joking, but now--not now. I really hate the stress the holidays put people under that make them change so dramatically.

GinnieHazel
12-04-2012, 07:27 AM
The cold. I'm in a rented house and haven't figured out how to get the heating to work. If I cuddle up in bed my feet still go numb from the cold and I'm living with a hot water bottle on my feat.

Write_Askew
12-04-2012, 08:03 AM
Ginnie- wow. That's terrible. I assume you've located your thermostat and turned the heat switch on? If you have a pilot light it might have gone out. Otherwise, you should call your landlord asap. That's no way to live. Other things you can do include picking up that awesome plastic covering for inside and outside your windows. It usually comes with the sticky tape to put it up. That will block drafts. Be sure your windows are caulked properly too. Check your vents for blocks. And get some extra blankets.

good luck and stay warm!

BeatrixKiddo
12-04-2012, 08:21 AM
I only hate December if it's snowing, which it usually is by now up here...but it's warm right now...which is crazy, but awesome!

Wait, I live where it's supposed to be snowing and it was in the 60's today...yep, world's gonna end.

Booker
12-04-2012, 01:32 PM
The end of another year makes me feel ...yeap

EMaree
12-04-2012, 04:07 PM
Christmas presents put strain on my finances and stress me out, and I've got a revision deadline looming on top of that.

But apart from that, I love December. Rain! Hot chocolates! Snow! Quiet days at work when everyone goes home for the holidays. :)

adarkfox
12-04-2012, 08:20 PM
I hate this december because yesterday it was seventy degrees. I live in Iowa, I'm supposed to have snow!

Lavern08
12-04-2012, 10:28 PM
... If I hear "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by the Jackson 5 one more time...I might go hide under the bed with Kelly.

Pervert! :poke:

Write_Askew
12-05-2012, 02:10 AM
Pervert! :poke:

So I fit right in then?

Beatlemaniac
12-05-2012, 07:42 AM
I only hate December if it's snowing, which it usually is by now up here...but it's warm right now...which is crazy, but awesome!

Wait, I live where it's supposed to be snowing and it was in the 60's today...yep, world's gonna end.

Yep, me too. It hit 63 today in my corner of the world. At least if the world's gonna end, it will end with warmth--that would make me a happy camper.

I can't complain too much about December. I have a birthday coming up soon, and I love Christmas!

But, the one thing that always brings me sadness this time of the year is the fact John Lennon was murdered in December, not long before my birthday. :cry:

Calliea
12-08-2012, 04:03 PM
It's cold, the university session is drawing near while I realize I've done NOTHING yet and I get extremely lazy from the Christmas vibes all around :D Not a healthy mix!

StarryEyes
12-09-2012, 02:33 AM
Nothing! I love everything about December - the snow, the atmosphere, the darkness, the pretty lights in the darkness, the decorations, the solstice, Christmas, the burning log on the fire... Yay!!! :hooray:

Oh. Except my end of year exams, which start on Monday.

Lavern08
12-10-2012, 08:17 PM
Nothing! I love everything about December

...the snow, the atmosphere, the darkness, the pretty lights in the darkness, the decorations, the solstice, Christmas, the burning log on the fire... Yay!!! :hooray:

Ahhhh, so sweet, so innocent. ;)

StarryEyes
12-10-2012, 08:50 PM
Ahhhh, so sweet, so innocent. ;)

Not so sweet and innocent now... My first end of year exam was today and now I know what I hate about December! At least I have my Christmas tree next to me to keep me company :)

K. Trian
12-11-2012, 03:14 AM
Exams (trying to wrap up my studies for this year), darkness (it's dark when I wake up and go to school/work, it's dark when I come back), snow -- while pretty -- is a dick when I try to bike to the railway station to catch a train.

Also, I like summer 'cause you can just walk out in whatever, but now you have to put on layers and layers of shirts and pants, then a bulky winter coat, and bury your face in a scarf and hat. Plus my gloves are always lost in the morning when I'm in a hurry. I swear, we have a poltergeist.

This (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KvqtVXWz4Ko/TyzpEAb6M9I/AAAAAAAAAlM/3sK3_D_5xH4/s1600/Meanwhile_in_Finland.jpg) is what it's like from December to April.

kayleamay
12-11-2012, 03:21 AM
I love December and I love Vern, even if she is totally full of hate and Krampus snot. ;)

That is all I have to say.

heyjude
12-11-2012, 04:18 AM
Like Chrissy, I live in FL, so December is super awesome. :) I love Christmas and Hanukkah and all the churchy things we do and the singing and the kids getting excited and the lights and the way my husband gets all grouchy when I tell him to put up more lights... Yeah. I love December. :D

Lavern08
12-11-2012, 07:12 PM
Anyone else *hate* it when some goofball steals the widdle baby Jesus out of the nativity scene every DANGED year at Christmas? :Shrug:

Chase
12-11-2012, 07:29 PM
Anyone else *hate* it when some goofball steals the widdle baby Jesus out of the nativity scene every DANGED year at Christmas?

Yep. It's just mean.

http://tdn.com/news/state-and-regional/oregon/head-of-baby-jesus-statue-stolen-from-the-grotto/article_d21297dc-7967-5bfd-bd38-02e3b152d0f7.html

Chase
12-12-2012, 10:12 PM
Didn't mean to kill the thread, but I'd like to see an annoying holiday misconception bite the dust: polar bears and penguins cavorting together, when their icy habitats are literally poles apart.

Maybe they could wear geographically-correct tee shirts and meet in Ecuator.

Lavern08
12-13-2012, 12:28 AM
Yeah, but everyone knows polar bears drink Coke ;)

Chase
12-13-2012, 12:59 AM
Yeah, but everyone knows polar bears drink Coke ;)

Exactly. It’s well-known in Arctic circles how polar bears picked up their Coke habit from this 1930s Santa.

http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w355/chasenott/SantaCoke.jpg

I think penguins drink Fosters.

Xelebes
12-13-2012, 01:19 AM
The half-metre of snow that falls in the first two weeks.

Shadow_Ferret
12-13-2012, 01:51 AM
The stress. The fact that I haven't really enjoyed a Christmas in years because I'm worried about finances.

psychling7
12-13-2012, 07:20 AM
that I live in in California and don't get any snow.

adarkfox
12-16-2012, 12:31 AM
Didn't mean to kill the thread, but I'd like to see an annoying holiday misconception bite the dust: polar bears and penguins cavorting together, when their icy habitats are literally poles apart.

Maybe they could wear geographically-correct tee shirts and meet in Ecuator.

When I delivered newspapers, there was a house that always irritated me - they had this full-blown nativity scene on their front yard with camels and everything.

And Santa. Praying to baby Jesus. I don't remember any mention of a fat dude in a faux-fur suit that showed up with the wisemen....

Susan Anwin
02-07-2013, 09:48 AM
Xmas